An accomplished biathlete, Johannes Thingnes B of Norway was born on May 16, 1993. He competes for Markane IL and is the younger sibling of Olympic biathlete Tarjei B.
To their knowledge, they are the first siblings to win separate medals in the same biathlon event in the Olympic Games.
All three of Thingnes B’s seasons in the Biathlon World Cup (2018/19, 2019/20, and 2020/21) ended with victories.
With 55 individual World Cup victories, including victories at the Winter Olympics, Thingnes B is the third most successful male biathlete in World Cup history.
Johannes Thingnes Boe Wins Fourth Beijing 2022 Biathlon Gold
On Friday, Johannes Thingnes Boe showed he was in top form on the skis to earn his fourth gold medal of Beijing 2022 in the biathlon, this time in the men’s 15 kilometre mass start (18 February).
Two of Boe’s shots in the prone position and two in the standing position missed their targets, but the speedy Norwegian skier seemed unfazed.
He finished the race in 38 minutes, fourteen seconds, and won his fifth medal of the Games in relative ease.
Afterwards, Martin Ponsiluoma of Sweden finished 40 seconds behind in a time of 38:54.7, while Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen of Norway took third in a time of 39:26.9.
Boe concludes his Olympic Winter Games career with a total of five medals from the six events in which he competed (three golds in the 10 kilometre sprint.
One gold in the men’s 4 x 7.5 kilometre relay, and one bronze in the mixed relay 4 x 6 kilometre race).
The 28-year-old added three medals to his collection in PyeongChang 2018: one gold and two silver.
Three Early Wins for Thingnes Boe
Thingnes Boe took a deep breath, began off strong, and won the first three rounds, but he blew the last two.
Fillon-Mallet, generally a solid shot, missed his first three targets, costing him a chance at the gold medal.
Thingnes Boe would not have to worry about being challenged for the gold because Ponsiluoma missed a shot as well.
And after the penalty laps, Fillon-Mallet was a full 30 seconds behind Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen, meaning he had no chance of medaling. In the subsequent kilometre, he gained back 10 seconds, but it wasn’t enough.
Thingnes Boe was in a comfortable lead and began celebrating as he entered the stadium, throwing a kiss to the camera on the last straightaway and slowing to a crawl to soak in his triumph.
Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe, who competed in the 2022 Winter Olympics, did his country proud.
He helped Norway win a record 14 medals in biathlon, including the final gold in the 15-kilometer team event.
His victory in the mass start event secured Norway the record for most gold medals won by a single country at a Winter Olympics with 15.
Marte Olsbu Roseland, also a Norwegian, contributed to the country’s record-breaking medal haul at the 2022 Winter Olympics by winning five medals, including three gold.